Return of Michael Crabtree Sets Up San Francisco 49ers for Postseason Run

December 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Baltimore Ravens shipped veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the 49ers for a sixth-round draft pick, San Francisco became live with the idea of a rejuvenated, high-powered 49ers offense after stalling short of the end zone in Super Bowl 47. However, ideas of an offense that featured Boldin lined up parallel to Michael Crabtree on the outside was quickly put on hold.
In the first day of organized team activities, Crabtree suffered a torn achilles tendon and many speculated that he would miss the entire 2013 season.
Instead of accepting a trip to the injured reserve for the duration of the 2013 season, Crabtree rehabilitated his leg after surgery, and six months later, Crabtree returned to the field. And the 49ers' offense wasn't the same.
Since Crabtree's return, the San Francisco offense has changed for the better. Colin Kaepernick, who eclipsed a quarterback rating of 100.00 only three times in the first 11 games, has now eclipsed that mark three times ...

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